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    Panama City, FL
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    Checking shorts, repairing wiring harnesses

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  1. Nope: when you replace the circuit board, you have to loosen the nuts holding the various gauges. The posts can easily contact the metal housing when reinstalling and tightening the nuts, shorting out the CVR output and the gauges will not work. This is a chronic problem for 69/70 dash clusters. The cheapest solution is to remove the circuit card and place black electrical tape over the rectangular cutout sides so that the posts won't contact the metal housing. Re-install the cardboard insulation pad, the circuit card, and tighten the nuts. As a check, you can measure the resistance between each post and the housing metal. If you see 1 to 14 ohms, one of the gauges is shorting out, causing the others to short out too. The ammeter, if shorted, will cause a massive short and because the lines are not fused, can cause a fire. Bad design by Ford.
  2. Use an export brace to ensure the upper structures of the shock tower are in alignment.
  3. Did you run into an Internet Ax Murderer by any chance?
  4. Damn. If I had your money, I'd throw mine away!
  5. I've removed the molded cover a couple of times. Just be careful with a knife and don't nick the wires.
  6. That's a factory molded crimp; shouldn't have a part number associated with it, as it is molded into the wire harness itself.
  7. Those are only for the 65/68 terminal blocks. The 69 and up require a different style fuse clips. The aftermarket fuse clips are not make of the same material and are difficult to crimp due to brittleness compare to originals. Your best bet is to try and solder the tab to the existing base structure.
  8. That's the Battery (always on) line.
  9. 1970 Standard Dash Cluster Wiring:
  10. Almost; there are subtle differences between the 69 and 70, but the functionality of the dash cluster and circuit card are the same.
  11. I stumbled across another option for you. Mike Williams of Orlando Mustang makes a tach insert into the standard dash cluster without altering the circuit card and main harness wiring for less than $1000. He provides a tach harness for you to get the power, ground, and signal sources. PM me if you want his contact number.
  12. Geez, they let just about anyone foreign looking into the county back then.
  13. Not entirely correct, as it does not address the installation of the alternator indicator lamp, which requires a 15 ohm resistor wire embedded in the harness.
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